Luxury Gulet Charter Croatia
A luxury gulet charter in Croatia provides sailors of all abilities with enviable access to the country's stunning coast and islands. From lost-in-time villages coloured by orange-roofed townhouses and lively cities like Pula and Split, to long swoon-worthy stretches of coastline punctuated by magnificent hidden bays and chic marinas, and idyllic national parks with uninhabited islands, antique architectures, and long chains of waterfalls to explore.
With various crew and boat options available, it's entirely possible to fine-tune your luxury Gulet charter to your exact tastes, opting either for a classic sailing experience with the help of a full crew or just a skipper, or a more laidback motor boat experience, ideal for days spent taking in the sights from the deck. A fully skippered gulet charter opens up your options for adventure, with route planning from an expert skipper elevated by their local knowledge and sailing expertise, while a bareboat gulet charter offers unprecedented privacy and the freedom to sail the Adriatic at your own pace, designing every facet of your adventure.
A Croatia gulet charter is inherently luxurious, a private charter with beautiful ensuite cabins furnished to the highest of standards, spacious deck and living areas with plenty of sunbathing and dining room, and a professional crew to look after your every need. The comfortable accommodation below deck often includes a wonderful master cabin to maximise the primary guests' comfort and relaxation when on board.
Head-turning exteriors to provide a chorus line of gasps when dropping anchor in glittering marinas like Hvar and Trogir. Due to their size, Gulet charters are particularly well-suited to large groups of more than ten guests and they can easily accommodate water toys facilities such as jet ski, kayaks and wakeboards.
Where to sail on a Croatia Gulet charter
Your Croatia Gulet holiday will likely start in the heart of the country in the charming Split region. Explore the ancient Diocletian's Palace, the warren of ancient streets filled with cafes, sights and restaurants, before walking along the picturesque seafront to the modern marina. Charter a luxury gulet in Split and the vast collection of islands and islets of Dalmatia become easily accessible, with routes spanning bucolic countryside scented by lavender, quiet island chains forming wild starlit anchorages with excellent diving and exquisite scenic views, and busy cosmopolitan marinas giving ease of access to many of Croatia's most iconic cities and towns.
Sail away from the shores of the Croatian coast and stop at nearby Brač to see the unique, horn-shaped Zlatni Rat beach, before making the short journey towards Hvar to experience one of Croatia's most stunning marinas. Drop anchor off the Pakleni Island group to experience life in Hvar and your Gulet charter will be encased by the delightful glow of the always vibrant old town, giving direct access to numerous bars, boisterous high-season parties and the delicious Dalmatian restaurants hidden in the narrow alleyways that lead to the vast Fortica Fortress: worthy of a hike to top for the staggering views alone.
The Paklenis form long strings of heavenly emeralds atop the horizon, home to numerous coves and wild anchorages, as well as the occasional beach club and restaurant. A highlight is Palmižana on St. Klement, the largest island in the archipelago, with a marina and bay surrounded by thick pine forests and a breathtaking collection of secluded beaches and hard-to-reach coves.
Sail towards the enchanting shores of Korçula for white sand beaches and lush interiors characterised by olive groves, forests and a charismatic old town that, with its towers, gates and ramparts, looks a little like a mini Dubrovnik plucked from the pages of a Croatian fairytale.
For a change of pace, sail your Gulet to the tranquil Kornati archipelago National Park, to explore its striking uninhabited islands and karstic islets, beset with steep rugged cliffs, deep cracks, mysterious caves and chalk-white rock formations, forming a striking contrast to the deep sapphire blues of the Adriatic. Book a gulet with diving equipment to explore a more vibrant underwater world in the reefs that encircle many of the Kornati islands and are home to more than 800 types of marine life.
Sail the rustic shorelines in search of a wild anchorage to experience quiet nights in the company of nature, and eat an expertly crafted dinner on deck under a twinkling blanket of stars. Rise early and sail into delightful Zadar to see its captivating modern art installations on the modern seafront, juxtaposed against impressive Roman ruins and a disarming, lived-in town, filled with layers of Habsburg and Venetian architecture. Charter a Gulet in the north of Croatia to explore ancient cities such as Pula: filled with impressive Roman architecture, and Rijeka: *the gateway to the islands,* as well as beautiful islands such as Unije with its rustic bays and lush hiking trails, and Dugi Otok, famed for its vineyards and stunning beaches.
Summers throughout the Adriatic region are long and hot and the sailing season in Croatia runs from April to mid-October, with the best weather usually from July to August.